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Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Association

Last updated: July 10, 2013


Burt Welleford on his Vincent, riding around the USA for charity. Find out more below.


Founded in 1982, GABMA is a group of individuals across the southeastern US who eat, sleep, breathe, live and love motorcycles made or designed in England. Our members are all ages, come from all walks of life, and ride all brands, year models and styles of bikes. We are an active club interested in riding and preserving these wonderful motorcycles, and enjoy the company of others who share similar interests. If you enjoy our web site, perhaps we'll see you at one of our monthly meetings, one of our regular rides or at our annual "British in the Blue Ridge Rally" in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia.

 


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Right Now !

  • Vincent Around America
    Burt Welleford is going to ride his 1951 Vincent Black Shadow in one great circle around the country to bring attention to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Atlanta. This is a bike his grandfather bought, and passed on to his father. You can donate to help make Burt's trip possible, or make a donation to the Shriner's Hospital on his website or Facebook page. To get a copy of Burt's flyer, simply click HERE. To follow Burt or find out more on his webpage, simply click HERE. To find out about Shriner's Hospital for Children, simply click HERE.

June 22

  • Yummy !
    Miss Mary Jenkinson (wife of member Pete Jenkinson) wandered up to the ticket booth at the 2012 BIBR and bribed the judges with some of her world famous baked goods. Now that I ate them all, our panel of dedicated and impartial tastetesters is ready to report they were really good and well worth your effort to procur. Mary lives in Anderson, SC and sells an assortment of homemade baked and sewn goods at very reasonable prices. If you're traveling around in the area of I-85 and the GA/SC border, or just want to place an order for a special time or event, she'll be happy to help. Call her at 864.296.557four, or 864.221.272one. To see a selection of her goods, simply click HERE. The web site only shows fruitcake, but she also has bananna bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin breads, pound cakes, jams, jellies, salsa, and other edible items.

June 30

  • BIBR 2013 Success !!
    The members and leaders of GABMA would like to thank ALL our guests from the 28th British in the Blue Ridge Rally. Thank you for attending. Thank you for your patience. And thank you for being so kind about all the last minute changes we were forced to make concerning our campsite location. All in all, thanks in part to our friend's great kindnesses, the rally seems to have been quite a success. Not all the figures are in just yet, but we seemed to have done well enough that we can do it all over again next year. Whew! Another rally attended, enjoyed, and finished !!

July 17

  • Regular Club Meeting
    Join all the GABMA members for our monthly meeting at "Zuffy's Place", a bar in the N.Druid Hills/ I-85 area of town. (1860 Corporate Blvd, Atlanta 30329, 404-343-1171) We'll have our regular Club business, some funny stuff, a lot of laughing and a drawing for the 50/50 raffle. This will be our regular meeting at this location. Visitors are always welcome. To get a map or better directions simply click HERE.

July 19-21

  • 33rd BBC Rally
    The British Biker Cooperative (BBC) has enthusiastically and very successfully promoted the rich heritage of the British motorcycle in the United States for over three decades. Their membership enjoy all facets of British motorcycling past and present through their active participation in motorcycle events throughout the United States and beyond. The BBC is most recognized for their annual Rally that has drawn thousands of motorcyclists over the years into the unique experience of British motorcycling in the United States. On July 19-21, 2013, the BBC will celebrate their 33nd Annual British Biker Cooperative - Motorcycle Rally and Show at Eagle Cave Natural Campground in Blue River, Wisconsin. The event offers a weekend of activities including group rides and bike games, a Motorcycle Show, music both nights, comfortable shaded camping with dedicated quiet areas, and refreshments. An assortment of on-site amenities include a restaurant, camp store, showers, and cave tours through Wisconsin's largest commercial cave. The event formally kick-starts on Friday, but the BBC encourages riders to arrive early to avoid the rush. The BBC Rally location is 60 miles due west of Madison, Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River and features many area attractions including rides along the majestic Mississippi River, Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring Green, and The House on the Rock. This event offers a great opportunity to see both rare vintage and late model British motorcycles in action on some of the best riding roads in the Midwest. All motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome. To get more info simply click HERE.

Aug 21

  • Regular Club Meeting
    Join all the GABMA members for our monthly meeting at "Zuffy's Place", a bar in the N.Druid Hills/ I-85 area of town. (1860 Corporate Blvd, Atlanta 30329, 404-343-1171) We'll have our regular Club business, some funny stuff, a lot of laughing and a drawing for the 50/50 raffle. This will be our regular meeting at this location. Visitors are always welcome. To get a map or better directions simply click HERE.

Sept 7

  • 13th British Car Fayre
    Once again, British cars and motorcycles invade downtown old Norcross (near the old train station) for a full day of everything Brit. This year they are expanding the car show. The city of Norcross has given permisssion to block off several extra blocks so they can have more cars on display. Motorcycles will meet and park in the side parking lot next to the Iron Horse Pub. The official hours will be 10AM to 3PM, but cars and bikes will be piled in there before and after. This is a really fun event and all the proceeds go to charity. The kids will love it and you'l see equipment you haven't seen since you were a kid. Great fun for the entire family! Entrants are encouraged to pre-register through the button/ link at the bottom of their web page. To get a map or better directions simply click HERE.

Sept 18

  • Regular Club Meeting
    Join all the GABMA members for our monthly meeting at "Zuffy's Place", a bar in the N.Druid Hills/ I-85 area of town. (1860 Corporate Blvd, Atlanta 30329, 404-343-1171) We'll have our regular Club business, some funny stuff, a lot of laughing and a drawing for the 50/50 raffle. This will be our regular meeting at this location. Visitors are always welcome. To get a map or better directions simply click HERE.

So You Think You Can Ride ?

  • View This Triumph Video from Germany
    View this awesome 3 minute ride on a Triumph triple on an indoor tennis court during a stunt riding exhibition in Germany. You won't believe all the tricks the guy packs into 3 minutes in such a small space. To check it out, simply click HERE.

What Young Men Did 60 Years Ago

  • From Nigel Winter in England
    I thought you and your members may be interested in some of the photographs out of my Fathers' album. He purchased a brand new Vincent Comet in the fifties and toured the UK and Continent, extensively. These photographs were influential upon me to become a motorcyclist and we would like to give them as wide a coverage as possible. They have NEVER been seen before. To take a peek, simply click HERE. Nigel is the author of "Traveling with Mr Turner", the story of his travels on an early model Triumph that duplicated Edward Turner's epic 1953 trip around England to prove the reliability of his Triumph twin motorcycle. To see the book, simply click HERE.

Startling !!

  • Transformers meets Norton
    Check out this amazing home made video. An 8 month project by a young Englishman, this is some pretty slick photography/art work. To give a look-see, simply click HERE.

First Sunday of Every Month

  • Caffeine & Octane, Alpharetta area
    Car and bike nuts are gathering on Windward Parkway, near the Home Depot in Alpharetta, in a California style, parking lot car show on the first Sunday in every month. Last month 800 cars showed up for this free and very informal "show". There are no fees, there are no judges, there are no awards. You just show up, park and look. See their detailed web site for more info. To get more info simply click HERE.

Every Thursday Evening

  • European Bike Night
    Our friends with the Atlanta RAT Pack tell of a happening some of our in-town friends have been keeping to themselves.... European Bike Night. Usually held at "Twains Billiards and Tap" in Decatur, but the venue sometimes changes. It's best to register for the free E-mail to be kept up-to-date. Things usually start around 7:30.

Laugh ! Laugh ! Laugh !

  • How They Build the Rocket III
    Roll on the floor and shoot beer out your nose laughing at this incredibly funny video of how they build the new Triumph "Rocket III". Whether you like Hinckley motorcycles or not you're sure to like this video. About 2 minutes with narration. To see the video simply click HERE.

General

  • Maximum Restoration
    So you think you have trouble because you can't find a good looking seat cover or the perfect set of pipes to finish your newest Brit bike restoration? Take a look at this web site and read how one man, starting only with a set of engine cases and 5 old photos, builds a complete, running, 1919 Excelsior X overhead cam motorcycle... the only one in existence! Check it out by clicking HERE.



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